Traditional Chinese Architecture, Culture, and History - Just 15km northwest of Beijing’s city center, a tranquil retreat sits at the East Gate of the Summer Palace. Aman Summer Palace is housed in a series of heritage dwellings dating back over a century. She provides guests with unparalleled access to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the Temple of Heaven. The original complex was used by guests of the Summer Palace, awaiting an audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi. Rooms and suites reflect traditional Chinese architecture and celebrate the courtyard style of the Summer Palace with a dignified ambiance throughout. Whilst every modern comfort has been provided, the design embraces Imperial Chinese layouts, materials, and fabrics.
Adjacent to the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, housed in a series of dwellings, most of which date back over one hundred years. Some of the original dwellings were used by guests of the Summer Palace awaiting an audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi at the turn of the twentieth century. Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, is a peaceful retreat from which to explore China's capital's many exciting faces.
Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing offers a variety of accommodation, which pays homage to the summer Palace's traditional architecture, celebrating its courtyard architectural style. Suites surround an internal courtyard featuring an intricate latticework of pathways, separating formal gardens and trees. The aesthetic references draw upon traditional materials and the architecture and design of the Ming Dynasty period. Floors are finished in Jin clay tiles, which have been polished to achieve a deep luster. The ceilings are mostly open to exposed wooden roof beams and structural columns.
Simple and redolent of the past, the Rooms and Suites feature traditional wooden screens and bamboo blinds, creating a mysterious sense of peeking through the veil of time to the romance of another era. Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, offers several types of accommodation. Suites surround an internal courtyard crisscrossed by stately pathways separating formal gardens and are shaded by bamboo and indigenous trees. Aesthetic references draw upon the region and the Imperial period, and furniture and accessories are crafted from traditional materials. Floors are finished in Jin clay tiles polished to a deep luster, and ceilings are mostly open to exposed wooden roof beams and structural columns. Simple, elegant, and redolent of the past, rooms and suites also feature traditional wooden screens and bamboo blinds, creating a mysterious sense of peeking through the veil of time to the romance of another era.
Dining at Aman Summer Palace - Restaurants are open to guests and non-residents. Spread across the heritage-imbued grounds of Aman Summer Palace, the restaurants serve cuisine from across the continent and globe: the Ming Dynasty-inspired Chinese Restaurant features Cantonese cuisine as well as Imperial dishes, the Japanese Restaurant's set menus offer French-Japanese fusion, and the Grill is home to prime cuts of meat cooked with western techniques. Meals can also be arranged in private dining rooms.
Wellness Experiences, Beijing - Spread across two subterranean levels, the 5,000-square-metre spa is a sanctuary for body and mind. In the nine double treatment rooms, therapies that draw on Imperial traditions range from massages and scrubs to moxibustion and acupuncture. A Pilates and yoga studio is naturally lit with skylights, and the facilities also include a 25-meter pool, large gym, and two squash courts. Separate male and female changing areas incorporate steam and sauna rooms, hot Jacuzzi, and cold plunge pools.